So far this year 93 people have died on the country’s roads, an 8 per cent increase on this time last year.
Half of all fatalities happen at the weekend according to figures from the Road Safety Authority and the Gardaí.
In Kerry, there’s been a drop in the numbers killed on the county’s roads.
To date this year, three poeple have died in crashes in Kerry; last year the figure was four.
The figures show Co Cork has had the highest number of road deaths this year with 17.
That’s almost double the figure from the two next highest counties, Tipperary and Limerick, which have had 9 deaths each.
The figures show that a large number of people killed were not wearing seatbelts.
11 of the 16 pedestrians killed in crashes this year had no high visibility gear on.
A heavy garda presence is expected on the roads this Bank Holiday weekend.